Skip to comments.Joe Wilson: Don't Censure Graham (Joe Wilson defends Lindsey Graham)
Posted on 11/13/2009 1:36:42 AM PST by rabscuttle385
With local Republicans trying to censure Lindsey Graham over his apostasy on, in particular, energy and climate issues, the state's highest-profile conservative is standing by him.
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Well, look at it this way. We need his vote against the Healthcare disaster that is waiting in the wings. Censor him now and he’ll throw his weight to the other side to be a “bi-partisan” politician. But later, let him know in no uncertain times that we conservatives are watching him and his re-election campaign will be in full gear after the 2012 elections. He has to see that people are fed up with RINOs, so we need to encourage him to stand with us and remind him of the consequences, if he falters.
Hey Joe, get stuffed! Ronald Reagan would NEVER have countenanced what you are trying to sell here.
I guess Wilson had his fifteen minutes of relevance....just wonder if he will ever yell “You Lie” to Grahamnesty?
If Graham feels he must vote like a democrat, then conservatives had better rally around a real conservative and vote graham out. I’m just sick of these rinos.
“Lindsey Graham has been a great leader for our state and party.”
Hey, Joe Wilson. I want my money back!
We have to wait another 5 years or so to get Lindsey, but you can leave next year if you like. I for one am damned sick and tired of RINO’s and politicians who enable them.
This is my party, dammit, and I refuse to leave it or to compromise even one of my principles. If you abandon principle, what you are left with is pragmatism, mother of every scourge foisted upon western civilization since the French Revolution.
The Republican party is THE Conservative party. If a third party is necessary as so many here and elsewhere are now advocating, let the RINO’s form it, or conform to our conservative principles. I don’t have to get along with anybody. I’m too old, frankly, to care for one second whether or not I am liked by somebody or other, or whether I might just offend some hyphenated group or another’s delicate sensibilities by insisting that my government limit itself to the constraints placed upon it by our Constitution.
If the good Senator from South Carolina isn’t happy representing conservatives in the Republican Party he needs to get the hell out. If he is still there in 2014, we will throw him out on his ass. Personally, and I know this will send some flak my way, I would be more comfortable with Graham switching and voting as a Democrat, which he already does, than I am right now with him misrepresenting MY party as anything other than a conservative party, which it isn’t.
That’s my 2 cents worth which given the current value of the USD, isn’t worth much.
That’s what I’m thinking. He’s got five more years I think until his re-election race. We need to “keep him in the fold” until then, but then he’s fair game and we do our best to replace him with an actual conservative Republican.
Joe Wilson can say whatever he wants. The Republicans in South Carolina have heard enough out of fancy pants. Besides Lindsey is a white guy and has said he hates white guys being in the party.
I’m disappointed at Wilson on this but the real target should remain Graham. How long will it be before he reprises his Crap and Tax with Kerry by coming out for another round of Amnesty? I could stomach Graham if he were representing Maryland, but he is a total waste of a fine conservative state like South Carolina.
[I appreciate everything he has done for me...]
That about says it all.
Joe, Pandsey is NOT a good friend of mine. All my good friends are conservatives.
Joe Wilson had a tremendous outburst of honesty back when he yelled “You Lie!” to Obama during his Healthcare Address to Congress. Joe represents my SC district. I did not vote for him last November because he supported the first Bush $700 Billion TARP package. I couldn’t. He wasn’t a principled Conservative, as I saw it. I thought their was hope with his late outburst — but defending Lindsey Graham reintroduces great doubts in my mind. Next November will tell the story, but as of now, I am not comfortable supporting Joe. Talking out of both sides of your mouth for the sake of “the party” is a no-no to Principled Conservatives.
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